Five members of the Concordia Stingers family won medals while representing Canada at the 2018 World University Wrestling Championship in Goiania, Brazil last week.
Three current student-athletes reached the podium. Leading the way was Jade Dufour who won a gold medal in the women’s 50 kg competition. She was dominant defeating opponents from Poland 10-0, Japan by pin and Mexico by pin. The Windsor, Ont. native is in her fourth year with the Stingers.
Laurence Beauregard, a second-year athlete, also won a gold medal. The Montrealer competed in the 59 kg weight class.
Alex Moore, a native of Montreal in his second year with the Stingers, earned a bronze medal at 86 kg.
Francis Carter, a fourth-year student also from Montreal, competed at 70 kg. He did not place.
Two graduates of the Concordia program earned medals. Linda Morais of Tecumseh, Ont. won her second consecutive gold medal at the university championships. She competed in the 62 kg weight class.
Finally, Vince de Marinis of Pierrefonds, Que. earned a bronze medal at 65 kilos.
Concordia coaches Victor Zilberman and Rob Moore were on the Team Canada staff for the championships.